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Manager Maintenance

Nashville, Tennessee, United States
May 19, 2017

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Goodlettsville, Tennessee 37072




Nearly 27 years overall experience, with a unique blend of maintenance and engineering supervision, process and automation engineering and capital project management. A successful record of team leadership, training and mentoring with an enviable record of cost reduction through application of TPM principles. Uses hands on approach to management and leadership implementation and developing enhanced skill level development in employees.


Operations and Systems Manager Novo Health Services (3/2016-1/2017)

My position was responsible for overall plant production and financial performance, which included meeting and exceeding production, safety and financial goals for a startup linen service for the healthcare industry. Direct responsibilities included management of production, engineering and maintenance activities for a 9-million-dollar yearly revenue generation facility.

Direct managerial responsibility over Production Manager, Transportation Manager, HR Manager and Engineering Manager with a 78 team member-production work force 1 shift 7 days a week,365 days a year.

Project managed facility improvement projects, including equipment upgrades, equipment installations, electrical system upgrade and office renovations.

Managing and evaluation of facility performance indicators

Implemented expense cost control measures, decreased overall direct labor and production costs by 60% .

Reason for leaving was long term travel to start up a facility in Tampa, Florida.

Facility Manager USM Restorations (1/2014-3/2016)

Position was responsible for overall branch financial performance including goals, expenses and profitability. Responsibilities included maintenance leadership and customer relations.

* Have direct supervision of up to 20 employees including shop foreman, mechanics, painters and administrative staff.

* Implementing and overseeing cost control measures to strengthen gross profit.

* Responsible for annual budget and attainment of budget goals.

* Managing and evaluating facility productivity operations.

* Responsible for monitoring primary KPI’s which consisted of labor efficiency, net income and re-work/warranty expense.

Reason for leaving the company was for a better opportunity and a larger potential for advancement.

Maintenance Supervisor/Project Manager Kyowa America Corp. (2011-1/2014)

Supervised daily maintenance/repair of facility support equipment and Project managed Plant Start-up and several associated capital projects

Worked as Company liaison with General Contractor and various sub-contractors on remodeling of existing plant facility and constructed new additions.

Specified and ordered all Facility support equipment and supervised the installation

Supervised the installation and designed the utilities required for start up of two paint lines and 10 injection molding machines.

Hands on work for installation of controls for remote alarm systems for primary facility support equipment

Spent 4 weeks in Japan working with Corporate engineers on development of process equipment design and testing.

Reason for leaving was extensive turnover in management and lack of advancement opportunities.

Plant Manager Flexible Whips of Tennessee 2009-2010

Pleasant View, Tennessee 37035 (non union facility)

Managed daily plant operations in a made-to-order, lean manufacturing environment

Provided various electrical whips, cords, and quick connects to the lighting industry

Lead workforce of 35 Production, Maintenance, Inventory control and Shipping / Receiving

Provided maintenance and all engineering support for Komax 355 and 455 wire processing equipment. Also, supported Amp and Artos wire processing equipment.

Established quality inspection methodologies for receiving, in process and final inspection.

Provided on hands training for quality control technicians and production team leaders in Theory of Constraints, blue print reading,

Created a unified infrastructure that aligned with company business model.

Engineering and Maintenance Manager Bridgestone/Metalpha 2005-2009

Clarksville, Tennessee 37040 ( a non-union facility)

Engineering management responsibilities over an 827,000 ft. facility which manufactures steel cord for Bridgestone passenger and truck tires.

Managed 7 engineers (5 automation/electrical/mechanical and 2 Systems engineers) also managed 2 maintenance supervisors ( 32 maintenance technicians) ( all indirect)

Project managed expansion of 127,000 sq. ft. expansion in 2005-2006. Installation of 90 pieces of equipment, including cooling towers and process equipment

Direct responsibility for all Environmental and Safety compliance issues

Responsible for fire monitoring control system ( wet system) and all testing as required

Implemented Electrical Demand Management program to reduce peak electrical demand and overall electrical consumption

Upgraded HVAC data collection and control thru new software integration with existing Tracer Summit (annual savings >$200k)

Reduced outside contractor dependence thru in-house training for maintenance team members (estimated annual savings >$800k)

Established and implemented TPM maintenance and engineering work (Data Stream) order system based on priority (estimated annual savings >$1mm)

Created environmental standards and responsible for all governmental reporting

Utilized CMMS software to monitor and report maintenance performance based on uptime, labor efficiency, cost of repair per machine, and machine efficiency

Created and project managed a maintenance inventory system (central stores) using Data Stream software and bar code system

Spent 3 weeks in Japan training with corporate engineering and maintenance staff on new process equipment start up, preventive and predictive maintenance techniques.

Spent 2 week in China in assist role for plant start up.

Spent 2 week in Brazil to assist with equipment set up and start up commissioning.

Plant Maintenance/ Engineering Manager

Imperial Group (Tier 1 supplier automotive) (non-union

Portland, Tennessee 37148 1997- 2004

Initially hired as Plant Engineer in 1997. Position included managerial responsibilities

over the maintenance and tooling departments. Managed (7) maintenance technicians and (6) machinist. Responsible for development and implementation of all capital projects

Promoted to Divisional Plant Maintenance/Engineering Manager in 1999. Managerial responsibility for maintenance and tooling activities at (2) facility locations

Project management responsibility for new facility (230,000 sq. ft.)

Assisted Corporate accounting in establishment of budget for all capital and expense projects

Promoted to Corporate Maintenance/Facilities Engineering Manager in 2001

Major project management responsibilities for all capital projects for entire Imperial Group (5) facilities in four states.

Project managed several projects which were related to new product development specifying equipment and processes

Promoted to Assist Plant Manager in 2003. In addition to all of the above responsibility included operations managerial responsibility for (6) production, (2) maintenance and (2) tooling supervisors. (all indirect reports)

(Left for a better opportunity)

Manufacturing Engineering Manager

SW Manufacturing (non union) Smithville, Tennessee 1992-1997

Hired as a process engineer with engineering responsibilities for all metal stamping operations and injection molding

Implemented quick die change methodologies that reduced die change time from 45 minutes to 20 minutes

Project managed all outsourcing of stamping tools and a team member for all new product review and feasibility

Project managed new steel stamping facility startup in Dalton, Georgia (450,000 sq ft)

Promoted to Maintenance/Engineering manager in 1996

Managed (6) manufacturing engineers and (2) maintenance engineers (all indirect)

Developed ISO and QS9000 procedures for engineering and maintenance

Created work instructions, preventive and predictive maintenance schedules

Used key performance indicators to monitor and register results based on plant goals

Managerial responsibility for all facility layout and assembly process cell design

Traveled to Japan several times for new equipment testing and work instruction development.

Detailed Equipment Experience:

Denso natural gas fired heat treatment ovens (5 zones at 900 – 1000 C)

Fanuc robot installation and programming for various applications

Gas fired boilers for process heat applications up to 300 HP

Cooling towers mechanical and natural draft for cooling process water application

Electro deposition applications (to purify, recycle our cooling water)

Heat exchangers, plate, tube and shell

All welding application for mig, tig and heli-arc

Steam applications up to 200 psi

Steel stamping presses (hydraulic and air) up to 2000 tons

Air compressors screw and reciprocating up to 300 HP

Experience with process control systems (factory talk)

Experience with touch screen (HMI) control applications

Experience with natural gas powered electrical generators and proper testing procedures

Data Stream MP2 experience

Systematics software

Smart Sheet software

Lucid software

Komax 355 and 455 Alpha

TopWin version 8 software

Artos CLS 26

CO2 Lasers up to 3000 watts (Trumpf)

Aerial Boom Equipment (Genie and JLG)

Mobile Deck Cranes (Broderson )

Telehandlers ( JLG)

Pioneer Pumping Systems

Exactime Software

Systematic Software

Etech Monarail systems

EVUE Software

Linen Master Software

Lavatec Wash and Dryer Systems

Girbau Equipment Systems

Muria Boiler Systems

Atlas Copco Air Compressor System

Tableau Software


Crestwood High School

Austin Peay State University (part time)

University of South Alabama BSME

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